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Old 05-20-2014, 06:11 PM
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89 BMW 535I Time to let it go

I'm trying to sell my 89 BMW 535I, I have put a lot of work in to this car. It is a great car, Things that I have done are New water pump, New fuel injectors, New fuel pump, New fuel pump relay, New exults hangers, New spark plugs, New fuel pump filter.New battier. Things that I know needs work are the struts, needs work on the intake and some front bumper damage and the seats needs some major TLC. Registration is up to date current until December, 2014. Car passed smog. Also has two brand new tires in the front. It stopped running on me again it cranks but wont start. any ways I've stuck with German cars and go a 2012 VW Golf, can anyone tell me the best way to get the most profit out of my car?

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Old 05-27-2014, 09:54 AM
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It will be hard to get a profit out of the car. You never get out what you put in without major mods. And a car that is not running? That is a very hard sell. You may be better off parting it or putting the motor and tranny up for sale???
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:01 PM
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I know from personal experience you won't get any kind of decent offer for a non-running 89 535i. I had trouble getting more than $800 offered for a good running 89 535i 5 speed that had fresh clutch, shocks, springs and bushings and rode like new. I got more for mine by parting it out.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:20 AM
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Thanks guys! I've decided to part it out did you let the buyers take the parts off them selves or did you remove them your selves? as you can probably tell im a girl and have no clue how to take a car apart.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:48 AM
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Thanks guys! I've decided to part it out did you let the buyers take the parts off them selves or did you remove them your selves? as you can probably tell im a girl and have no clue how to take a car apart.
You will be best served by at least finding out what is wrong with the car. A non-runner is worth little.
If you aren't willing to dismantle yourself I suggest offering it whole only. If you've ever seen the damage done to wrecking yard cars you'll know why. Lots of perfectly good saleable parts destroyed by lazy or ham fisted guys removing something else. Also consider the potential liability if someone were to injure themself.
Is your car an automatic transmission or manual? The parts from a manual car are in demand as replacements for failed and very expensive to repair automatics. These parts alone(removed from the car and in decent condition) could get you $600-$800.
We don't know where "Apple Valley " is so a more specific location might get you some interest in the car.
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